Celebrate Valley County this Friday

Business owners, volunteers, residents and friends of Valley County are invited to gather this Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Trotter Event Center for the Annual Celebration to celebrate the great people and places of our county-wide community.

Throughout the past year, people of Valley County have turned many bright ideas into a reality whether it’s a new business in our community, a new non-profit that serves our residents or programs that further our growth, Valley County continues to thrive and the future is bright!

The Annual Celebration, hosted by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development (VCED) and Valley County Community Foundation Fund (VCCFF), provides an opportunity for friends, neighbors and colleagues to come together to enjoy a fun, informal evening of musical entertainment, delicious food and great conversation.

Nominees for annual awards presented by each of the event hosts will also be recognized and winners from each category will be announced Friday evening. Award categories and nominees are as follows:

Partner in Progress (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Bull Rush Investment Club
Roy & Lisa Farrens – Roy’s Place
Teresa Lange
Crystal Ramm
Dan Vech
Matt Woodward

Rising Star (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
CinTrese Boutique
Jubilee Events & Catering
Misko Sports
Normal Roasting Company
Roy’s Place
Sack Lumber
Utopia Spa & Health Studio

Interactive Media & Website (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Anderson Pharmacy
Central Community College Ord Learning Center
KNLV Radio
Normal Roasting Company
Utopia Spa & Health Studio

Honorary Lifetime Member (Presented by the Ord Area Chamber)
Nominated and voted for by the Ord Area Chamber Board of Directors.

Silver Citizen (Presented by VCED)
Gaylord Boilesen
Gary Garnick
Teresa Lange
Roger & Bonnie McCartney
Marsha Plugge
Duane & Darlene Psota
Jean Stowell
Jim Trotter

Community Development & Improvement (Presented by VCED)
The Golden Husk Theatre
Loup Valley Veterans Memorial Wall
Ord Aquatic Center (Greater Loup Valley Activities (GLVA) & Let’s Make a Splash Group)
Ord Area Chamber of Commerce
Summer Lunch Bunch Program
Ulrich Gravel
Utopia Spa & Health Studio

Excellence in Agribusiness (Presented by VCED)
Agra Technologies
Country Partners Cooperative
Foth Agricultural Services
Heartland Bank
MC Veterinary Services
Seed Solutions
Simply Sunflower

Outstanding Public Service (Presented by VCCFF)
Kyle Campise
Bud & Betty Carlson
Traci Fahrenholz
Johnny Ference
Casey Hurlburt
Ben Lansman
Lu Lansman
Ord High School FFA
Camerin Schimenti
Valley County Home Health & Hospice

Exceptional Young Citizen (Presented by VCCFF)
Ethan Gabriel
Shelby Kittle
Ord High School Girl’s Varsity Basketball Team
Ethan Ries
United Methodist Youth Group Members & Sponsor Orilla Orent
Hailey Zulkoski

Dynamic Young Community Leader (Presented by VCCFF)
Emma Clifton
Alex Farrens
Kristina Foth
Aaron McCord
Justin Melia
Jennifer Smith
Riley Smith
Taylor Smith

High Impact Organization (Presented by VCCFF)
Central Community College Ord Learning Center
Heartland Youth Ranch
Loup Valley Ag Society
Second Hand Rose
Valley County Community Foundation Fund
Valley County Health System
Valley County Health System Child Development Committee
Valley County Health System Foundation
Valley County Ministerial Association
Valley Rods Unlimited

Sheila Greenland, Valley County native and recording artist, along with other local artists, will be sharing their talents with the crowd and Elyria Gardens Catering will be sharing culinary creations including beef sliders, mini pesto pizzas and a gourmet nacho bar among other tasty hors d’oeuvres. The Trotter Event Center will also have a cash bar available.

Tickets are $20/person and $35/couple and available at the Ord Area Chamber & VCED office in Ord, the VCCFF office in Ord (in The Golden Husk), the Hackel Construction office in Ord and the Progressive Farm Marketing office in Arcadia. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

A social hour will begin at 6:30 pm with the award presentation beginning at 7:15 pm followed by more musical entertainment.

We look forward to acknowledging all of the nominees for the annual awards as well as celebrating all of the great people and places of Valley County.

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